© 1992

Data Analysis in Astronomy IV

  • V. Di Gesù
  • L. Scarsi
  • R. Buccheri
  • P. Crane
  • M. C. Maccarone
  • H. U. Zimmermann

Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 59)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Systems and Archives in Astronomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Frank Giovane
      Pages 3-10
    3. K. Banse, D. Baade, P. Biereichel, P. Grosbøl
      Pages 11-19
    4. André Heck
      Pages 21-28
    5. Miguel A. Albrecht
      Pages 29-37
    6. Anil K. Jain, Sateesha G. Nadabar
      Pages 39-50
    7. R. Buccheri, M. Busetta, M. C. Maccarone
      Pages 51-57
    8. L. Stella, L. Angelini
      Pages 59-64
  3. The HST Mission

  4. The ROSAT Mission

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. H. U. Zimmermann
      Pages 115-119
    3. S. L. Snowden, J. H. M. M. Schmitt
      Pages 121-129
    4. H. U. Zimmermann, T. Belloni, G. Boese, C. Izzo, P. Kahabka, O. Schwentker
      Pages 141-144

About this book


In this book are reported the main results presented at the "Fourth International Workshop on Data Analysis in Astronomy", held at the Ettore Majorana Center for Scientific Culture, Erice, Sicily, Italy, on April 12-19, 1991. The Workshop was preceded by three workshops on the same subject held in Erice in 1984, 1986 and 1988. The frrst workshop (Erice 1984) was dominated by presentations of "Systems for Data Analysis"; the main systems proposed were MIDAS, AlPS, RIAIP, and SAIA. Methodologies and image analysis topics were also presented with the emphasis on cluster analysis, multivariate analysis, bootstrap methods, time analysis, periodicity, 2D photometry, spectrometry, and data compression. A general presentation on "Parallel Processing" was made which encompassed new architectures, data structures and languages. The second workshop (Erice 1986) reviewed the "Data Handling Systems" planned for large major satellites and ground experiments (VLA, HST, ROSAT, COMPASS-COMPTEL). Data analysis methods applied to physical interpretation were mainly considered (cluster photometry, astronomical optical data compression, cluster analysis for pulsar light curves, coded aperture imaging). New parallel and vectorial machines were presented (cellular machines, PAPIA-machine, MPP-machine, vector computers in astronomy). Contributions in the field of artificial intelligence and planned applications to astronomy were also considered (expert systems, artificial intelligence in computer vision).


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Editors and affiliations

  • V. Di Gesù
    • 1
  • L. Scarsi
    • 2
  • R. Buccheri
    • 3
  • P. Crane
    • 4
  • M. C. Maccarone
    • 3
  • H. U. Zimmermann
    • 5
  1. 1.University of PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.University of Palermo and Institute of Cosmic Physics and Informatics/CNRPalermoItaly
  3. 3.Institute of Cosmic Physics and Informatics/CNRPalermoItaly
  4. 4.European Southern ObservatoryGarching/MunichGermany
  5. 5.Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial PhysicsGarching/MunichGermany

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